Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Usnea

Medical claims[edit]

According to Paul Bergner, Author of Medical Herbalism. "The usnic acid in Usnea is effective against gram positive bacteria such as Streptococcus and Staphylococcus, making Usnea a valuable addition to herbal formulas for sore throats and skin infections. It is also effective against a bacterium that commonly causes pneumonia Table 19.x shows some conditions that Usnea has been used for in European research."[12]
There is reason to believe that Usnea, in high concentrations, could possess some toxicity.[13] The National Toxicology Program is currently evaluating the issue.[14]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usnea

Related:

List of Natural Antibiotics:

http://welcometohealth.blogspot.com/2014/09/list-of-natural-antibiotics.html